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Upriver from New Ross.

The Barrow/Nore with New Ross in the background - note the water tower.
The Barrow/Nore with New Ross in the background - note the water tower.


Ferrymountgarrett Bridge on the Barrow.
Ferrymountgarrett Bridge on the Barrow.


Looking upriver from the bridge.
Looking upriver from the bridge.


And Downriver.
And Downriver.


The opening mechanism - no longer working.
The opening mechanism - no longer working.


Looking from the Wexford side of the river to the Kilkenny side.
Looking from the Wexford side of the river to the Kilkenny side.

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New Ross.

Mount Elliot Bridge
Mount Elliot Bridge


Pivoting centre span.
Pivoting centre span.


The Barrow/Nore.
The Barrow/Nore.

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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laois.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
NOBBER. Co.MEATH. IRELAND.
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Keogan's Bar. Nobber, Ireland.
Keogan's Bar. Nobber, Ireland.

Nobber Fair.
Nobber Fair.

Old postcard of Nobber, Ireland.
Old postcard of Nobber, Ireland.

Post office. Nobber, Ireland.
Post office. Nobber, Ireland.

Ivy covered house in Nobber, Ireland.
Ivy covered house in Nobber, Ireland.

Nobber Bridge. Ireland.
Nobber Bridge. Ireland.
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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laois.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
OLDCASTLE. Co.MEATH. IRELAND.
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Oldcastle in County Meath, Ireland.
Oldcastle in County Meath, Ireland.

Downtown Oldcastle, Ireland.
Downtown Oldcastle, Ireland.

Local business in Oldcastle, Ireland.
Local business in Oldcastle, Ireland.

Post Office. Oldcastle, Ireland.
Post Office. Oldcastle, Ireland.

Street post box in Oldcastle, Ireland.
Street post box in Oldcastle, Ireland.

St Brigid's Catholic Church, Oldcastle.
St Brigid's Catholic Church, Oldcastle.
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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laois.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
OUGHTERARD. Co.GALWAY. IRELAND.
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Post Office. Oughterard. Ireland.
Post Office. Oughterard. Ireland.

Overlooking Oughterard Golf Course.
Overlooking Oughterard Golf Course.

Dredging for pearls in river at Oughterard.
Dredging for pearls in river at Oughterard.

Downtown Oughterard, Ireland.
Downtown Oughterard, Ireland.

Quiet Man Bridge near Oughterard, Ireland.
Quiet Man Bridge near Oughterard, Ireland.

Watering hole in Oughterard, Ireland.
Watering hole in Oughterard, Ireland.
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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laois.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
PASSAGE EAST. Co.WATERFORD. IRELAND.
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Post Office. Passage East, Ireland.
Post Office. Passage East, Ireland.

Aerial view of Passage East, Ireland.
Aerial view of Passage East, Ireland.

Passage East in 1937.
Passage East in 1937.

Low tide at Passage East, Ireland.
Low tide at Passage East, Ireland.

Postcard of Passage East, Ireland.
Postcard of Passage East, Ireland.

Postcard sent from Passage East, Ireland to Golden Beach QLD. 2021.
Postcard sent from Passage East, Ireland to Golden Beach QLD. 2021.
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Alas, the Passage East Post Office is no more! It has closed.

The former PO in Passage East.
The former PO in Passage East.


The former PO in Passage East.
The former PO in Passage East.


The former PO in Passage East.
The former PO in Passage East.



And also alas, I cannot get my photos the correct way up. My apologies.
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Try taking a cropped screenshot of your image in the file it is in and then upload that. Here is a result I achieved.

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Historical Description.

PASSAGE (EAST), a small maritime town, in that part of the parish of KILL-ST.-NICHOLAS which is within the county of

WATERFORD, in the province of MUNSTER, 6 miles (E.) from Waterford, to which it has a penny post; containing 306

inhabitants. When Perkin Warbeck abandoned the siege of Waterford, in 1497, he embarked at this place for Cork.

A fort here, which commanded the passage up the harbour, was taken in 1649 by a party of Cromwell's army, on

commencing the siege of Waterford: the serious inconvenience this produced to the besieged caused Ferral, the

governor, to attempt the recovery thereof, but his forces were repulsed by a large body of Cromwell's army. In 1663, the Duke of Ormonde was make governor of the port and town of Passage for life.

The town is situated on a narrow piece of low land between the river Suir and a lofty precipitous hill which overlooks it: the streets are confined and the houses poor and neglected, affording outward evidence of the declining circumstances of the place.

It is a constabulary police station, and fairs are held on May 6th, June 12th, Sept. 8th, and Nov. 12th. The parish church stands on the summit of a hill. A block-house, mounted with several great guns, commonly under the command of the governor of Duncannon Fort, about a league distant, on the Wexford side of the river, formerly stood where the old pier or mole now is.

The river here affords commodious shelter and anchorage to vessels of large burden, which may, without difficulty, unload at the quay. Passage is partly within the liberties of the county of the city of Waterford. Here is a R. C. chapel, situated in part of the parish of Crook; also a school in connection with the Hibernian Society.

Note: It is said that the expression "By hook or by crook" originated by Cromwell when attacking Waterford. Hook is Hook Head on one side of the river. Crooke is by Passage East.

https://tidesandtales.ie/memories-of-passage-east-in-the-1940s/

Photo: View across the river from Passage East.
Photo: View across the river from Passage East.


Photo: Interior of old windmill in Passage East. Note remnants of spiral stairway.
Photo: Interior of old windmill in Passage East. Note remnants of spiral stairway.


Photo: Exterior of windmill
Photo: Exterior of windmill


Photo: View downriver from Passage.
Photo: View downriver from Passage.


Photo: Former church on hill overlooking Passage.
Photo: Former church on hill overlooking Passage.


Photo: Stone Boat in park at Passage.
Photo: Stone Boat in park at Passage.

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Try taking a cropped screenshot of your image in the file it is in and then upload that. Here is a result I achieved.


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Passage can be seen projecting into the river downstream of the ship. Weather conditions very bad for photography.

Photo: River Suir - Passage East in background.
Photo: River Suir - Passage East in background.


Photo: River Suir - Passage East in background.
Photo: River Suir - Passage East in background.


Photo: River Suir.
Photo: River Suir.

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"Beat The Ferryman" Swim at Passage.

Photo: View upriver from Passage East.
Photo: View upriver from Passage East.


Photo: Bringing swimmers across river on the ferry, to race back across the river to Passage.
Photo: Bringing swimmers across river on the ferry, to race back across the river to Passage.


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Photo: "Beat The Ferryman" swim. Competitors lined up at Ballyhack.
Photo: "Beat The Ferryman" swim. Competitors lined up at Ballyhack.


Photo: And the race is on......
Photo: And the race is on......


Photo: Competitors arriving.
Photo: Competitors arriving.

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A man and his dog...............

Photo: Where's his lifejacket?
Photo: Where's his lifejacket?


Photo: RNLI Lifeboat in background.
Photo: RNLI Lifeboat in background.


Photo: Village life.
Photo: Village life.

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Photo: The ferry as viewed from Ballyhack.
Photo: The ferry as viewed from Ballyhack.


Photo: The wild goats that were/are at Passage East.
Photo: The wild goats that were/are at Passage East.

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Photo: The Suir at Passage
Photo: The Suir at Passage


Photo: The Suir.
Photo: The Suir.


Photo: Passage East at low tide.
Photo: Passage East at low tide.


Photo: Fishing boat at Passage
Photo: Fishing boat at Passage


Photo: Low Tide
Photo: Low Tide


Photo: View upriver.
Photo: View upriver.

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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laois.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
PETTIGOE. Co.DONEGAL. IRELAND.
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Pettigo Inn.
Pettigo Inn.

Pettigoe Mill.
Pettigoe Mill.

Post Office. Pettigo, Ireland.
Post Office. Pettigo, Ireland.

Pettigoe Railway Station.
Pettigoe Railway Station.

The other watering hole in Pettigoe, Ireland.
The other watering hole in Pettigoe, Ireland.
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I go thru Pettigo quite a lot.
Lough Derg is about 5 kilometres from the village.
There is a monastery in the lake, which is a traditional place of pilgrimage. It used to be a big thing in the summer months.
Pilgrims would go on organised trips, go over on a boat and stay (I think) two nights. Fasting on black tea and oat cakes and sleep not permitted. Also people would be barefoot.
Quite a lot of men and women met their future spouses there...

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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laois.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
PORTARLINGTON. Co.LAOIS. IRELAND.
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Portarlington Railway Station.
Portarlington Railway Station.

Old postcard. Portarlington Market Place.
Old postcard. Portarlington Market Place.

Post Office. Portarlington, Ireland.
Post Office. Portarlington, Ireland.

Street post box in Portarlington, Ireland.
Street post box in Portarlington, Ireland.

Blackhall Bridge near Portarlington, Ireland.
Blackhall Bridge near Portarlington, Ireland.

St Pauls Church. Portarlington, Ireland.
St Pauls Church. Portarlington, Ireland.
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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laoise.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
PORT LAOISE. Co.LAOIS. IRELAND.
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Post Office. Port Laoise, Ireland.
Post Office. Port Laoise, Ireland.

Port Laoise Mail Centre.
Port Laoise Mail Centre.

Port Laoise Railway Station.
Port Laoise Railway Station.

Main Street, Port Laoise, Ireland.
Main Street, Port Laoise, Ireland.

WWI Memorial Monument. Port Laoise, Ireland.
WWI Memorial Monument. Port Laoise, Ireland.

St Peter & Pauls Church. Post Laoise, Ireland.
St Peter & Pauls Church. Post Laoise, Ireland.

Street post box. Port Laoise, Ireland.
Street post box. Port Laoise, Ireland.
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Strange, there's no letter opening on the "street post box" in Port Laoise.

Probably because it's a utilities supply box. :mrgreen:

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PORTARLINGTON.

Photo: Blackhall Bridge, Mountmellick Canal, Portarlington.
Photo: Blackhall Bridge, Mountmellick Canal, Portarlington.


Photo: Blackhall Bridge.
Photo: Blackhall Bridge.


Photo: Railway Bridge, Galway Line, Portarlington.
Photo: Railway Bridge, Galway Line, Portarlington.


Photo: Railway Line to Galway/Westport/Ballina
Photo: Railway Line to Galway/Westport/Ballina


Photo: Railway Bridge, Portarlington.
Photo: Railway Bridge, Portarlington.


Photo:  Railway Bridge, Portarlington.
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PORTARLINGTON.



Photo: St. Michael's Church, Portarlington.
Photo: St. Michael's Church, Portarlington.


Photo: Post Box, Portarlington.
Photo: Post Box, Portarlington.


Photo: Post Box, Portarlington.
Photo: Post Box, Portarlington.


Photo: St. Michael's National School Sign, Portarlington.
Photo: St. Michael's National School Sign, Portarlington.


Photo: Portarlington Railway Station.
Photo: Portarlington Railway Station.


Photo: Portarlington Railway Station.
Photo: Portarlington Railway Station.

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PORTARLINGTON.

Photo: Old Canal Warehouse, Portarlington.
Photo: Old Canal Warehouse, Portarlington.


Photo: Remains of a lock on the Mountmellick Canal at Portarlington. <br />The road was built on the filled in canal.
Photo: Remains of a lock on the Mountmellick Canal at Portarlington.
The road was built on the filled in canal.


Photo: The Barrow River by Portarlington.
Photo: The Barrow River by Portarlington.


Photo: Baylough Bridge near Portarlington. Co. Laois is on the right  and Co. Kildare on the left.
Photo: Baylough Bridge near Portarlington. Co. Laois is on the right and Co. Kildare on the left.


Photo: Derryounce Bog Lake outside Portarlington.<br />Note the &quot;beach&quot; on the right.
Photo: Derryounce Bog Lake outside Portarlington.
Note the "beach" on the right.

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PORTARLINGTON.

Photo: Old Bord na Móna [Turf Board] wagons for peat extraction, with Derryounce bog in the background.<br />B na M had an extensive bog railway system. Track sections were lightweight and easily moved as required.
Photo: Old Bord na Móna [Turf Board] wagons for peat extraction, with Derryounce bog in the background.
B na M had an extensive bog railway system. Track sections were lightweight and easily moved as required.


Photo: B na M rail line and a level crossing where it crossed a public road.
Photo: B na M rail line and a level crossing where it crossed a public road.


Photo: The Barrow at Portarlington.
Photo: The Barrow at Portarlington.


Photo: Spa Bridge, Portarlington.
Photo: Spa Bridge, Portarlington.


Photo: Barrow Bridge, Portarlington with 8 arches.
Photo: Barrow Bridge, Portarlington with 8 arches.

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PORTARLINGTON.

Photo: Arlington House, Portarlington. <br />Note false facade.
Photo: Arlington House, Portarlington.
Note false facade.


Photo: St. Paul's (The French Church), Portarlington.
Photo: St. Paul's (The French Church), Portarlington.


Photo: St. Michael's (English Church), now a Community Hall,  Portarlington.
Photo: St. Michael's (English Church), now a Community Hall, Portarlington.


Photo: Spa Bridge, Portarlington.
Photo: Spa Bridge, Portarlington.

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PORTARLINGTON.

Photo: Portarlington [Cúil an tSúdaire] Post Office.
Photo: Portarlington [Cúil an tSúdaire] Post Office.

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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laoise.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
PORTLAW. Co.WATERFORD. IRELAND.
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Main Street. Portlaw, Ireland.
Main Street. Portlaw, Ireland.

Post Office. Portlaw, Ireland.
Post Office. Portlaw, Ireland.

An Post vehicle in Portlaw, Ireland.
An Post vehicle in Portlaw, Ireland.

St Patricks Church. Portlaw, Ireland.
St Patricks Church. Portlaw, Ireland.

Curraghmore House. Portlaw, Ireland.
Curraghmore House. Portlaw, Ireland.
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New Ross.Co.Wexford, Nobber.Co.Meath, Oldcastle.Co.Meath, Oughterard.Co.Galway, Passage East.Co.Waterford, Pettigoe.Co.Donegal, Portarlington.Co.Laois, Port Laoise.Co.Laois, Portlaw.Co.Waterford, 8-) Portmagee.Co.Kerry. 8-)
8-) PORTMAGEE. Co.KERRY. IRELAND. 8-)
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Portmagee, Ireland. Fishermans Bar &amp; Skellig Restaurant in three different colours.
Portmagee, Ireland. Fishermans Bar & Skellig Restaurant in three different colours.

Portmagee Valentia Swing Bridge.
Portmagee Valentia Swing Bridge.

Overlooking Portmagee, Ireland.
Overlooking Portmagee, Ireland.
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Post Office. Portmagee, Ireland.
Post Office. Portmagee, Ireland.

Warning sign in Portmagee, Ireland.
Warning sign in Portmagee, Ireland.

Skellig Rock Cafe. Portmagee Ireland.
Skellig Rock Cafe. Portmagee Ireland.

The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. Portmagee, Ireland.
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. Portmagee, Ireland.

Roman Catholic Church. Portmagee, Ireland.
Roman Catholic Church. Portmagee, Ireland.

Statue at Portmagee, ireland.
Statue at Portmagee, ireland.
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Coming up on the tour of Ireland:
Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathcroghan.Co.Roscommon, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford,
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Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathcroghan.Co.Roscommon, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford,
Saltee Islands.Co.Wexford.
PORTUMNA. Co.GALWAY. IRELAND.
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Portumna Bridge. Ireland.
Portumna Bridge. Ireland.

Portumna Workhouse. Ireland.
Portumna Workhouse. Ireland.

Post Office. Portumna, Ireland.
Post Office. Portumna, Ireland.

Street post box. Portumna, Ireland.
Street post box. Portumna, Ireland.

Portumna Castle. Ireland.
Portumna Castle. Ireland.

Registered post receipt. Portumna postmark.
Registered post receipt. Portumna postmark.
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Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathcroghan.Co.Roscommon, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford,
Saltee Islands.Co.Wexford.
QUIN. Co.CLARE. IRELAND.
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Old Church at Quin, Ireland.
Old Church at Quin, Ireland.

Post Office. Quin, Ireland.
Post Office. Quin, Ireland.

Abbey Tavern. Quin, Ireland.
Abbey Tavern. Quin, Ireland.

Quin Tea Rooms.
Quin Tea Rooms.

National School. Quin, Ireland.
National School. Quin, Ireland.

St Fineen's Parochial Hall. Quin, Ireland.
St Fineen's Parochial Hall. Quin, Ireland.
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PORTLAW, CO. WATERFORD


This walk begins at Tower hill car park at the highest point of the Scrouty road. Interestingly Tower hill is also known locally as the ‘Black door’ due to there being an old wooden door entrance to the woods nearby. This walk is predominantly a woodland trek but does take in a short section of local road. There is evidence of delightful stone boundary walls around the route which predate much of the woodland. The main feature of the trail is the standout local landmark, De La Poer Tower, a folly built in 1785 by the first Marquis of Waterford, George De La Poer Beresford, Earl of Tyrone, in memory of his son who died in a horse riding accident.

Photo: De La Poer Tower, Portlaw.
Photo: De La Poer Tower, Portlaw.


Photo: View from the tower.
Photo: View from the tower.


Photo: Panorama
Photo: Panorama


Photo: Curraghmore House, Portlaw.
Photo: Curraghmore House, Portlaw.


Photo: View from the tower.
Photo: View from the tower.


Photo: Tybroughney Castle.
Photo: Tybroughney Castle.

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The waterways of Portlaw can be read about here: https://irishwaterwayshistory.com/abandoned-or-little-used-i ... avigation/
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And for my 4000th post, here are some more photos of Portlaw, Co. Waterford.

Photo: Portlaw Presbyterian Church.
Photo: Portlaw Presbyterian Church.


Photo: Mayfield House C. 1840 - disgracefully allowed to fall into ruin.
Photo: Mayfield House C. 1840 - disgracefully allowed to fall into ruin.


Photo: The mechanism for opening the gates into Mayfield House.
Photo: The mechanism for opening the gates into Mayfield House.


Photo: The remains of the tannery in Portlaw. A major business in its time.
Photo: The remains of the tannery in Portlaw. A major business in its time.


Photo: An even older mill in Portlaw.
Photo: An even older mill in Portlaw.


Photo: Grave.
Photo: Grave.

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I lived just below the Dam from two to fourteen. We then moved to Idaho Which I prefer. The weather is nicer.

Fort Peck, Montana

Fort Peck is a town in Valley County, Montana, United States. The population was 233 at the 2010 census.

Fort Peck, Montana Town
Location of Fort Peck, Montana
Coordinates: 48°0′28″N 106°27′1″W
Country United States
State. Montana
County. Valley
Area[1] • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
• Land 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
• Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
• Total 233
• Estimate (2019)[3] 239
• Density 267.64/sq mi (103.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
• Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code 59255
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-28450
Contents

History

The name Fort Peck is associated with Col. Campbell K. Peck, the partner of Elias H. Durfee in the Leavenworth, Kansas trading firm of Durfee and Peck. In 1867, company employee Abe Farwell constructed the Fort Peck trading post along the Missouri River, which enjoyed a virtual monopoly in trade with the Sioux and Assiniboine people. After its short life as a trading post, Fort Peck served as an Indian agency from 1873 until 1878. At that time, the agency was moved to its current location at Poplar. Fort Peck had a post office from 1879 to 1881.

A new town of Fort Peck, located approximately two miles north of the original, was built in 1934 to house Army Corps of Engineers employees involved in the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. Designed to be temporary, the government-owned town nevertheless included many features of a permanent town, including an administrative headquarters, a hospital, stores, a theater, a recreation hall, and other facilities. Totally inadequate to house the 10,000-plus employees, Fort Peck was soon joined by numerous shanty towns, including Wheeler, New Deal, Delano Heights, and Park Grove. The Fort Peck Original Houses Historic District, the Fort Peck Theatre, and the hospital, administration building, and other associated public works properties are listed in the National Register.[4]

The Administration Building,[5] the Employee's Hotel and Garage,[6] the Garage and Fire Station,[7] the Hospital,[8] and the Recreation Hall[9] of the government-run town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Culture

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees the powerhouses, dam, lake, and dredge cuts, is the major employer in Fort Peck, as well as, other government programs. Until recently all of the houses in Fort Peck were government built.

Fort Peck draws people from hundreds of miles away to recreate around Fort Peck Reservoir. Most popular is utilizing the lake and dredge cuts for boating, swimming, and fishing. Camping and barbecuing are very popular and facilities for camping and cooking are well developed. The Fort Peck Theatre is open during the summer and draws large crowds.

Geography

Fort Peck is located at 48°0′28″N 106°27′1″W (48.007858, -106.450327).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), all land.[11]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop. %±
1990 325 —
2000 240 −26.2%
2010 233 −2.9%
2019(est.) 239 [3] 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[12][13]
2010 census
As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 233 people, 99 households, and 73 families living in the town. The population density was 270.9 inhabitants per square mile (104.6/km2). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 127.9 per square mile (49.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.6% White, 3.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 3.0% from two or more races.

There were 99 households, of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the town was 48.9 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 39.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 census
As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 240 people, 91 households, and 75 families living in the town. The population density was 274.9 people per square mile (106.5/km2). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 113.4 per square mile (43.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.25% White, 2.08% Native American, and 1.67% from two or more races.

There were 91 households, out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.8% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,083, and the median income for a family was $50,938. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,943. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.9% of those over 64.

Notable people

The notable people were born, raised, or lived here for a time.

David Midthunder, Assiniboine-Sioux actor was born here. He grew up on the Fort Peck Reservation. (The Missing, Hidalgo and Into the West)
Wayne Hawkins, Oakland Raiders guard, was born here.
Ron Hauge, Emmy award-winning writer for The Simpsons grew up here, and went to high school in the neighboring city of Glasgow.
See also

Fort Peck Dam (Which my Dad helped build)
Fort Peck Journal

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Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford, Saltee Islands.Co.Wexford.
RATHKEALE. Co.LIMERICK. IRELAND.
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Art Deco Cinema. Rathkeale, Ireland.
Art Deco Cinema. Rathkeale, Ireland.

The Black Lion Inn. Rathkeale, Ireland.
The Black Lion Inn. Rathkeale, Ireland.

St Mary's Catholic Church. Rathkeale, Ireland.
St Mary's Catholic Church. Rathkeale, Ireland.

Palatine Centre. Rathkeale, Ireland.
Palatine Centre. Rathkeale, Ireland.

Post Office. Rathkeale, Ireland.
Post Office. Rathkeale, Ireland.

Rathkeale, Ireland from the air.
Rathkeale, Ireland from the air.
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Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford, Saltee Islands.Co.Wexford.
RATHLUIRC. Co.CORK. IRELAND.
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Charleville Town Centre.
Charleville Town Centre.

Holy Cross Church. Charleville, Ireland.
Holy Cross Church. Charleville, Ireland.

Local business in Charleville, Ireland.
Local business in Charleville, Ireland.

Post Office. Charleville, Ireland.
Post Office. Charleville, Ireland.

Charleville Meadowvale Dairy Company.
Charleville Meadowvale Dairy Company.

Street post box. Charleville Ireland.
Street post box. Charleville Ireland.
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Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford, Saltee Islands.Co.Wexford.
RATHMULLAN. Co.DONEGAL. IRELAND.
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Rathmullan Beach, Ireland.
Rathmullan Beach, Ireland.

Flight of The Earls Bronze Statue. Rathmullan, Ireland.
Flight of The Earls Bronze Statue. Rathmullan, Ireland.
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Rathmullan Church of Ireland.
Rathmullan Church of Ireland.

Tara Holiday Home. Rathmullan, Ireland.
Tara Holiday Home. Rathmullan, Ireland.

Post Office. Rathmullan, Ireland.
Post Office. Rathmullan, Ireland.

Rathmullan. Donegal, Ireland.
Rathmullan. Donegal, Ireland.
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Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford, Saltee Islands.Co.Wexford.
ROSCOMMON. Co.ROSCOMMON. IRELAND.
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Post Office. Roscommon, Ireland.
Post Office. Roscommon, Ireland.

Roscommon Railway Station. Ireland.
Roscommon Railway Station. Ireland.

Roscommon Hospital. Ireland.
Roscommon Hospital. Ireland.

Roscommon Castle. Ireland.
Roscommon Castle. Ireland.

Street post box. Roscommon, Ireland.
Street post box. Roscommon, Ireland.

Harrison Hall. Roscommon, Ireland.
Harrison Hall. Roscommon, Ireland.
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Portumna.Co.Galway, Quin.Co.Clare, Rathkeale.Co.Limerick, Rathluirc.Co.Cork, Rathmullan.Co.Donegal, Roscommon.Co.Roscommon, Roscrea.Co.Tipperary, Rosslare.Co.Wexford, Saltee Islands.Co.Wexford.
ROSCREA. Co.TIPPERARY. IRELAND.
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Roscrea Castle.
Roscrea Castle.

Main Street. Roscrea Ireland.
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Post Office. Roscrea, Ireland.
Post Office. Roscrea, Ireland.

Roscrea Friary.
Roscrea Friary.

Street Post Box. Roscrea, Ireland.
Street Post Box. Roscrea, Ireland.

St Cronan's Romanesque Church. Roscrea, Ireland.
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Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.


Located in County Tipperary, and spanning the counties of Laois and Offaly, the Parish of Roscrea is an active member of the national diaspora programme Ireland Reaching Out. Whether you are tracing your family tree or looking to connect with Irish people abroad, we are delighted to welcome you to our community.
https://irelandxo.com/ireland/tipperary/roscrea-tipperary


https://www.guide-ireland.com/localisation/roscrea/

Photo: Bunnow River &amp; bridge near Liffey Mills, Roscrea.
Photo: Bunnow River & bridge near Liffey Mills, Roscrea.


Photo: Remains of Birr Railway Bridge, near Roscrea.
Photo: Remains of Birr Railway Bridge, near Roscrea.


Photo: Footbridge over Little Brosna River
Photo: Footbridge over Little Brosna River


Photo: Confluence of Bunnow &amp; Little Brosna Rivers.
Photo: Confluence of Bunnow & Little Brosna Rivers.

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